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WHO'S WHO IN FIDDLER ON THE ROOF...EMILY KINKA IS HODEL
The Media Theatre presents a special presentation of the classic musical "Fiddler On The Roof" this summer to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary.
It's produced by Media Music Theatre Company and is on stage July 11 through August 10, with performances on Friday nights at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 3pm.
A youth cast shares the stage with several professional adult actors to remind audiences of the brilliance of this wonderful Tony winning Broadway musical. "Fiddler On The Roof" is all about Tevye, a Jewish man in Russia in the early 1900's who is doing his best to keep his family together amidst changing times and while his five daughters are growing up right before his eyes. It's a musical steeped in "Tradition!"
EMILY KINKA is HODEL in the production. She had a lot to say regarding the "Fiddler" experience at The Media Theatre!
"I'm very lucky to have this opportunity," she said. "I'm super excited to be in this show!"
This is not Emily Kinka's first time appearing on The Media Theatre stage. She is currently also portraying Cinderella in Disney's version of the fairy tale through mid-August, and she was also seen in "Rumpelstiltskin" this past winter.
"I play Hodel, Tevye's second daughter," she explained. "I see her as a young girl who seems quiet at first, but has a wit and intelligence about her. That's how she is described in the show actually. She defends what she believes in."
"Fiddler On The Roof helps to demonstrate how the Jewish communities of a certain time period attempted to hold on to their deeply loved traditions. It was during a time of unwanted confusion.
While it speaks to their struggles, you can really apply the story to any situation in your own life where you have to accept change," she stated.
"I was also in Wizard of Oz here at The Media Theatre," she added. "I have also been a part of shows at my school since the third grade. Aside from performing I love to run, read, and be with my family and friends."
As for Fiddler, she has a wish. "I hope the audience takes with them a new perspective on this time in history rather than the perspective they learned in history class. I also hope that they can relate the struggle between tradition and change to their own lives. Everyone deals with that at some point in their life."
Being at The Media Theatre means a lot to Emily, who is also a New School student. That's the Media Music Theatre Company's conservatory-style music theatre educational program which meets weekly. "It's given me more confidence, great opportunities, and some of my best friends!" she said, with much enthusiasm.
To see Emily Kinka and the entire cast of "Fiddler On The Roof" in the production directed by Jesse Cline, the theatre's Artistic Director, call 610-891-0100 or visit www.mediatheatre.org. The show runs thru August 10.